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Dec 26, 2012 5:00pm EST
be betting on a bounce back? the global race to print money is on. and we've got the best ways to play japan's easy money. and 2013 trades. top picks in an uncertain world also "fast money" goes fast forward into next year. first, to our top stories. five days to go until the fiscal cliff and the heat is turning up on both sides of the aisle. house speaker john boehner says the senate needs to act first. meantime, just about 40 minutes ago, tim geithner said the u.s. is simply running out of money. let's get the latest on this game of chicken from c nbc's chief political correspondent, john harwood. john? >> melissa, i want to bring you up to date on the fiscal cliff developments. first of all, as you mentioned, secretary geithner has informed the senate that the united states government will hit its debt ceiling on monday. that is december 31st. now, that doesn't mean that anything happens immediately, because the treasury can take various steps to postpone the moment of reckoning, probably a couple of months. it's still significant. that's an effort to pressure congress. secondly, the hous
Dec 22, 2012 4:14pm EST
a bit. >> way back at the beginning of notlast century -, japan only occupy it, but every other great power had pieces of it. >> is a struggle between a feeling of being a victim, and agents superiority. >> it is an absolute contradiction. two sides of the same mind. in the end, a new sense of chinese confidence and a sense of respect from the world will help cure this historical the element. -- dilemma. this is the reason that your job is so hard, because sometimes people -- things we think are straightforward -- >> do you have a an example of that, something that was understood there as something you had to deal with and jump on? >> just for example, the dispute with japan on these islands, the chinese believe that the united states supports japan and puts japan up to the purchase of the islands simply because we have a treaty with japan. they believe that we therefore side with japan on the islands issue because we have a treaty that says we will come to the defense of japan. but we have defense treaties with many other countries. it does not mean that we agree with the actions of
Dec 28, 2012 6:00am EST
's happening in japan. you guys may recall yesterday it was up .9%. this market has been on a tear this year. it's up more than 20 one of the best asset classes. the yen continues to weaken. there's two reasons why we're focusing here. we got weak economic data out of japan. industrial production decline. we saw core consumer prices decline. we can show you, though, what's happening with the yen. we're seeing the new finance minister coming out and saying to other countries, you know, look, we're not trying to materially weaken our yen and you have no place to accuse us of doing so. he says a strong dollar policy would benefit the u.s. very much so. and, again, might benefit japan, too, because that will make it a lot easier to get that yen lower. today, the dollar/yen is up .2% because it's important at this junction now that we've seen the new government come in, now that we've seen the new cabinet ministers, people who were expecting a lot of fiscal and monetary magic from to look at the data overnight and be reminded that it's no guarantee japan will magically be able to rejiger its econ
Dec 26, 2012 9:00am EST
-month high on the notion that the urbanization plan will gain spurs in the housing stocks there. japan, abe confirmed as prime minister there. the seventh prime minister in the past six years. we did see the yen hit a 20-month low against the u.s. dollar. notable lows against the euro as well. the topics in the nikkai the lowest in nine months. >> going back to his old job, that he had back in 2007. strange in and of itself. i wonder how long it will take for people to start talking about netflix after the outage going into christmas eve on social media. they were calling it no flix. and to blame amazon web services, which is one of their huge growth engines. a unit of the company they say is probably a tenth of its eventual size. >> one of the highest growth parts of amazon right now, the web services portion. their amazon is down 1.25%. i don't know if that's the reason. but it was the streaming center in northern virginia that was the source of the netflix outage. it's resolved, though, as far as we know. we don't know what sort of impacting -- >> i waste a vin't a victim, bu sure a lot
Dec 21, 2012 3:00pm EST
-- recently last week i was in korea and japan doing some business over there to with companies. i did hear over and over again, there's a lot of concern over there about whether or not the folks in washington will be able to get a deal together. because it's unlikely that many of those companies there or here are going to be willing to invest, to hire, to put people to work unless there's some kind of resolution, some kind of clarity looking forward. >> we'll leave it there. good to have you on the program, sir. thanks very much, governor. >> thank you. >> jack markell. >> and this is not a knock on the governor, but did you notice like so many elected officials, they can't bring themselves to publicly say the word, we raised taxes, right? which is what they did and it worked, but we raised revenue. revenue has become the new catch word for taxes. >> right. we are raising stock prices right now. we were down 189. down 107 right now. >> is this decline a preview of what can come next week if we don't see a deal to avoid the cliff? we'll talk about it. >> also, antawn shutz gives us his best
Dec 27, 2012 9:00am EST
of all that, true. >> not such a crummy year for japan. japanese stocks rallying you can the yen continuing its slide against the dollar in all the major currencies, in fact. asian markets mixed overnight trading. the nikkei climbing to a closing level not seen since just before the march 2011 earthquake, marking a third day of gains, mostly drive bine hopes for a new stimulus policy. the yen is sitting closes to the lowest level since september 2010 against the dollar. interesting here because now a lot of people are saying the best or the hottest trade in 2013 will, in fact, be long japanese stocks and short the yen because what's different this time around, now there is an actual target, 90 is the target. we know where it is going to go. if they are able to weaken the yen to that point, it is a core roll lary stocks will go higher, exactly what happened with the united states, ben bernanke ease he can the monetary policy and the 14% gain in the stock market this year. >> seen the yen basically strangling japanese exports for so long. >> exactly. >> so you know, obviously i the
Dec 26, 2012 2:00am PST
with his wife. he played for the new york yankees last year and recently signed with a team in japan. >>> shinzo abe has been elected in japan as prime minister. he held the same position six years ago, but resigned because of health problems. he says he's okay now and promised to revive the economy, address japan's debt and create a recovery plan for last last year's earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear disaster. japan's economy sunk into recession two weeks ago. >>> 'tis now the season for gift cards and those returns. shoppers expected to flood the stores again today to return or exchange gifts that don't fit or they tonight want. an analyst tells "the wall street journal" 10% to 15% of coll holliday gifts come back as returns or exchanges. >> i don't have anything to return or exchange but i'm going to go to the store anyway, just to support the economy. because i enjoy it. >>> coming up, president obama heads back to the white house today to work on the ever looming fiscal cliff. can he cut a deal with republicans. >>> and david gregory may be in trouble of the law because of that a
Dec 26, 2012 4:00am PST
, a manga from japan, a lot of boys are into. >> what is the storyline. >> about a guy trapped in a hotel room for 15 years and afterwards is given a few days to figure out why he was trapped in the hotel room or he will be killed so it's a psychological thriller, it's very strange, it's different, and spike lee had a huge hit with "inside man" so he knows how to do thrillers. this could be a big hit for him. we have to wait and see. >> for people like me still catching up on the movies of 2012, if you had to pick the top five say that you should try to see not before the end of the year but maybe before the end of january, before the oscars, what should you try to see? >> definitely "the sessions." it's a helen hunt movie and it's a little bit controversial. there's a lot of nude nit it but it's a touching film about a man who is sort of, can he barely move, and he wants to sort of experience sexual relations for the first time and enter helen hunt and it's in her role in the film is much buzzed about and i think it's worth seeing, i'd say "les mis," hugh jackman does a terrific job in t
Dec 18, 2012 6:30pm EST
across america, the world, pouring in to show support. >> people from japan, cairo, egypt, france, poland. but everybody, even all over the united states here. >> reporter: from portland, oregon, 26 wreaths for each innocent life lost. and from sanford, north carolina, 26 christmas trees donated. >> through the strategy, i wanted them to feel love from all over. >> reporter: firefighter anthony carpenter helped line the trees along the entrance to sandy hook elementary. >> i would say within an hour, they were all decorated. >> reporter: from long island, new york, 26 ornaments. >> they are not alone. >> yeah. >> yeah, not alone. >> reporter: children from ft. stuart, georgia, sending toys to children in newtown in time. christmas. from all over the world, 2 million people signing this card online, offering their condolences and love. free hot coffee for the whole town from someone in los angeles. >> reporter: maxiline ramos manages newton general store and >> their lives will never be the same. it goes along way. >> reporter: maxiline ramos manages newton general store and says coffee wa
Dec 26, 2012 4:00pm EST
markets, looking at japan and maybe trading data coming out later in the day tomorrow, thinking about their cpi number. we're looking at that to see how that's going to affect technology products like the ipads and gadgets and things of that nature. that's going to be huge as a lot of the things we use day-to-day is produced in japan. >> guys, good job. thank you all for joining us as we look ahead to tomorrow. today, a wait and see market since we still don't have any resolution on the cliff and doesn't look like we will for a couple of da
Dec 19, 2012 12:00pm PST
in australia and france and the uk and happens in japan, but for some reason i don't see them grieving over 20 children that have been slain in their schools. that does come down to a question of our gun problem and gun culture and the way we cope with it. i know the families in this town when they are past their grieving and they never will be, but one of the things people want to do here in newtown united is to give them a platform and a voice and let's hear what they have to say. >> two things you mentioned. newtown united and the goals for the organization. you mentioned having knew or met nancy lanza. can you give impressions of her from meeting her? >> it is a small town and a bunch of us play tuesday night ultimate frisbee in one of the local playing fields. we want to have a beer and we go to this place called my place. you have seen it on the news. nancy was i don't want to say a regular, but she was there and i chatted with her. a seemingly pleasant person and i'm sure she was. that's it. that's how small towns work, right? when i wait and saw i knew a number of people who lost a lov
Dec 7, 2012 1:00pm PST
the islamist dominated government consolidate its power. >>> an a powerful earthquake struck on japan's northeast coast today. 7.3 magnitude quake shook buildings in tokyo. looking at video there. it triggered a three foot tsunami wave. japan is still recovering from a massive earthquake you remember and tsunami that killed more than 15,000 people last year. >>> wow. the owner of this jewelry store in georgia says it's a miracle no one was killed when this happened. a driver accidentally rammed her minivan into the store. she told police a cannister lodged against the gas pedal. flying glass hit customers, one woman had a deep cut in the back of her head. the store had $30,000 in damage, but thank goodness no one was seriously, seriously injured or killed. look at that, wolf. wow. >> terrible. be careful. >>> president obama's top campaign strategist is here in "the situation room," getting ready, only a few minutes away. david axelrod, he did something today he hasn't done in decades. look at that, look at the mustache before, no mustache after. and guess what, he is ready to do some
Dec 26, 2012 6:00am PST
. the center fielder played with the new york yankees last year and recently signed with a team in japan. >>> the city of los angeles is holding its annual gun buyback today, several months ahead of schedule. the buyback program allows anyone to bring in guns and rifles in exchange for gift cards. the event is usually held in may but was changed to today in response to the connecticut school shootings nearly two weeks ago. we'll talk about that buyback program with the los angeles antonio villaraigosa in about 45 minutes. >>> do you have the right to know if your neighbor owns a gun? a new york newspaper says yes. it posted the gun permits in new york counties. each red dot represents a person who has a gun permit. police -- people whose names were posted on this site they're not very happy. we did reach out for a statement from the newspaper, it sent us one "the massacre in newtown, connecticut, remains at top-of-mind for many of our readers. our readers are understandably and keenly interested to know about who owns guns in their neighborhoods." joining me to talk about this is job tha
Dec 20, 2012 6:00am EST
of japan easing monetary policy again today, announcing an increase of its asset buying and lending program by more than $118 billion. that move was widely expected as part of the reason that you had seen the yen under quite a bit of pressure, yesterday, at least. you'll see right now that in japan, the market there actually closed down by just over 1%, 1.2% almost. the hang seng and the shanghai composite were slightly higher. oil prices this morning, you'll see right now, are down by about 4 cents to $89.94, so you have things to pick up in those prices over the last couple of days. and the ten-year note at this point which yesterday was yielding above 1.8%, dropping down to 77.2%. finally, take a look at the dollar and gold. yen is at 83.99. gold prices this morning with all these movements in the currency markets up by about $1.10. >>> winter storm draco is moving across the united states threatening retailers and holiday travelers. paul, we know that sometimes the storms could be a good thing for some retailers, particularly if you're selling things from home depot or the likes of thos
Dec 17, 2012 5:00pm EST
surprise. >> we have japan with its election, stimulus is on the way there and the european data doesn't seem to be getting much worse. >> potentially europe looks like it's at least stabilized. if china has a soft landing, it's pretty hard to get bearish on the global economy when you have two of the major economies hopefully and looking like -- >> we are only a couple percent from the highs we made. what is it discounting? and just one other point, if you look at the bank stocks, the way they act here, if you look in europe, the euro stocks bank index is really flat here. for the last couple of months here and to me, you know, the u.s. banking index needs to see the confirmation of europe for this thing to go -- >> but look at what will happen if spain activates the omt. any bank that owns all those sovereign debt are going to fly in europe. that's what people are anticipating. you will get that buy-in. >> we saw the banks fly today. bank america, closing at a 52-week high. bertha's got the latest on that. bertha? >> yeah, it's had a really strong day, b of a, extending those gains r
Dec 20, 2012 5:00pm EST
. the housing numbers, bank of japan putting $120 billion back into their system. this market feels very good, but you take profits here. >> you said you're selling but you're buying -- >> isn't that a great hedge? taking profits today but not because we don't like the market. the market looks very good here. you have a quad on friday, you have a light volume christmas eve coming your way. this market can pull back. >> a light volume week next week but also we've only got five trading days until the fiscal cliff. limited amount of time to play this. >> yeah. the 26th basically and malloy, you've been saying that forever. he is -- >> who is malloy? >> the producer of "fast money." executive producer. >> executive. >> yes, sir. >> that particular issue of the people coming back, perhaps on the 26th, to try to get something done by year-end, i don't think ultimately, melissa, they will, but i am on karen's trade and i've liquidating virtually any of my holdings that are longer than a year in duration, because i want to recognize that capital gains profit and capital gains, there isn't a wash sal
Dec 14, 2012 8:00am PST
in a number of european, in japan and a number of other locations we have had in japan an individual went in with a knife and started stabbing people. this was somebody with a severe mental illness. we don't know what we have here. we don't know if in fact the principal was a victim of this believed shooter. we don't zero if this is something that related to the school. something outside of the school. but there seems to be a profile when we see most of these shootings, though, chris, it's someone who's angry, who's frustrated, who's rageful and who blames others for problems that they have in life and unfortunately, believe that they have almost a right to go and take out their anger and frustration and rage against another person. years ago we thought children they needed to get under their desks and hide because we were afraid of a nuclear threat from russia. now we have to teach children in kindergarten and first grade what they have to do if a shooter come into their school. this is an anomaly, but if this happens more than -- >> we're just hearing from wnbc's jonathan dietz, hess re
Dec 18, 2012 7:00pm EST
with china or the u.s. it has to do with the new japanese government. the bank of japan is meeting on wednesday or thursday. the trick here for the american investors is to remember the currency. you have to experience it. it sounds like the federal reserve. so this idea. the cliff may be overrated. i'm curious to see what happens. you mentioned the debt ceiling in the show. if obama gets that, he is going to give a lot back. if obama gets that lifted now. so we don't have to have the fight. he is going to have to give up a lot. but i agree. if we can take that off the table, we don't have to fight that fight that is a positive. >> you stay low in the market. i'm under weight equities and overweight credit. i want to see what the deal looks like before i add. >> strike could slam businesses from maine to texas and all points in between. it could damage our economy. impact life expectancy in the u.s., real estate in hong kong, and the optics industry in germany? at t. rowe price, we understand the connections of a complex, global economy. it's just one reason over 75% of our mutual
Dec 12, 2012 1:00pm PST
to shoot it down. they wanted to fool japan. they succeeded. >> and it certainly does strengthen the new young leader kim jong-un domestically. >> absolutely. they have been trying since 1998 to launch a long-range missile and they failed in the previous four attempts. they succeeded in this. it's not a rocket that can deliver a major warhead. there are marriajor hurdles to >> they have done in north korea where a lot of people are starving what south korea has been unable to do. >> by choice, actually. >> they haven't launched a satellite into orbit. >> south korea has not. this will undoubtedly spur competition with south korea. you'll see that. you'll probably see south korea respond with more batteries and japan will probably already do that. you have heard that we need to spend more. we spend $10 million a year already on a missile system. it has international ramifications that are going to destabilize. this is why the security council is condemning the move. >> so how much of a real threat to the united states, whether hawaii or the west coast, is this? >> we are not threatened an
Dec 12, 2012 5:30pm PST
. and with their help, he's now selling his made in america pens to the world. >> going to china and japan instead of the other way around. >> reporter: and it turns out this made in america conversation has taken off elsewhere, too. so many americans going on twitter, and for the first time, a tally. since we started this journey, 946,565 tweets with those three words, made in america. "world news" viewers, a huge part of that. like samantha. just tweeted me, "did a little christmas shopping today for some friends, and the best part? all of it was #madeinamerica." and she sent me the picture to prove it. and who noticed this conversation? one of the founders of twitter. and we found him in new york, as he was shopping for made in america. he's seen the trend of twitter. and you've seen it? >> oh, yeah. >> reporter: jack dorsey. and without him, we wouldn't be sending those 140 character tweets. he says movements on twitter come in all sizes. >> some grow very, very large and global, and some stay small. >> reporter: but this is not a small one? >> this is not a small one. >> reporter: and he's in
Dec 16, 2012 8:30am PST
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Dec 7, 2012 5:30pm PST
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Dec 14, 2012 6:00am EST
for david? >> well, no. i want to talk about japan. i know our audience is carrying a lot more these days about the fiscal cliff, but we've got another cliff of sorts coming up in japan, the electrics sunday. everyone is expecting that abe follows in the footsteps of mr. draghi and europe and mr. bernanke here in the u.s. we can more yen printing, that weakens the yen. maybe american investors can make some money in japanese stocks. i'd be curious where you think the election is going. does it matter? >> i think the world has more possibility that your pen might change course as far as monitoring fiscal policy after the elections. but the japanese realize when you play with fire, you might end up burning down the house. jgb's nine times tier one capital, if they're not careful, they can trigger a run on jgb and the house base comes tumbling down. so i think actually the next government is tokyo will be a lot more cautious. i think the market is -- >> so we can get another huge disappointment. so everyone thinks the dollar/yen is finally going to go up, you can make money on the yen short
Dec 24, 2012 6:00am EST
currency and commodity trading they're going to end early. in japan, indonesia, the philippines, they were all closed in europe. only the uk, french, dutch and spanish stock markets are open and they're going to be closing early. there are now only five trading sessions left in 2012. get your act together. stocks and bonds, solid gains so far this year. the dow has advanced 8% in total. the s&p 500 up almost 14%. the nasdaq has jumped 16%. it's been a good year. the end of the year also means we are just days away from the fiscal cliff, however, and that's the bad news. and looming tax hikes, spending cuts, all of that. both sides warning a very big deal becoming a bit more unlikely. >> and my one bit of advice to speaker boehner is this. you cannot pass a bill with just republicans. on a broad thing like this, you need both. and he has put himself with plan b and sort of an impossible position. he has to get these hard right goes to go along with him. and he and the president were going to say we're going to pass a deal with the majority of republicans and the majority of democrats in the
Dec 19, 2012 1:00pm PST
year's tsunami in japan. a coast guard spotted it in olympic national park in washington. they are trying to reach it to find out if it's harboring the area. >>> gm will buy back 200 million shares and another 300 million will be sold through various means or so. that will end the $51 billion bailout of the automaker. taxpayers are expected to lose money on this deal. the stock hasn't done as well as hoped. >>> south korea has elected its first female president. park promises to salvage the economy and other issues are income inequality. park is the daughter of the country's former military dictator. >>> and take a look at these dramatic i am manuals of a mudslide in motion. our affiliate, komo in everett washington captured the video as the slide slammed into a moving freight train. cars crumbled and derailed, as you can see there. the freight trains were back on the tracks yesterday but amtrack is waiting 48 hours to make sure that this scene is safe. unbelievable when you see that mudslide. >> do we know if anybody was hurt? >> i don't think anyone was hurt. it was a f
Dec 17, 2012 9:00am EST
. land slide victory for the conservatives in japan. you know what the conservatives stand for? unlimited easing stimulus. the new prime minister is back in again. increase defend spending. increase infrastructure spending in japan. that's why the asian markets were up overall. did you see what was going on in shanghai index? up another 0 .5%. finally, did you see the airline stocks? nice upgrade at a couple of the firms there, upgrading the airline indexes, moving the last several weeks on better news overall. minimal impact from hurricane sandy. so they upgraded the airline stocks today. the coal stocks up, too, on talk over in barron's that coal would be in much higher demand over in china. guys, back to you. >> thank you, bob. >> let's go over to the bonds and dollars. how are you? >> good morning, jim. well, interest rates, once again, have trickled a bit higher. if you look at it in the context where we've been, basically held the bottom of the range. the pivot, 1.60. we talked quite a bit about how 160 was an important level. we have built on that as we've distanced ourselves, a do
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Dec 3, 2012 5:00pm EST
. japan in the wake of fukushima is now downgrading its nuclear industry. in the future it will be become more dependent on these resources. the united states is embracing these resources so we're the united states and canada, for that matter are moving towards energy independence, europe and parts of asia are --. melissa: moving towards being more dependent. the problem china is having with the water is something we were suffering from this summer in the drought as well. is there a solution for that coming down the road? is there a way for recycled water for fracking instead of drinking? s seems like somebody would fix that problem? >> again this is part of the environmental concerns and are fantastic being brought to the fore, the industry here in north america is coming greater scrutiny. this technology has been around for 30 years. it is proven to be safe, but the greater the technology the better. keep in mind natural gas well more than $100 a barrel 10 years ago. it is the old addage. high prices are the best cure for high prices. in the past 10 years we brought the technology along
Dec 26, 2012 9:00pm PST
's biggest automaker title for 2012. it lost the top spot when sales and production were hit by japan's earth and tsunami last year. >>> federal regulators deciding whether to make airlines reveal the cost to you for backage and other fees. consumer advocates complain it is getting harder to know the true prices of air fares to compare it it with other are airlines. airlines don't want passengers to buy tickets based on price alone. they want to offer customized fair packages instead. >>> an actor known by many fans as mick cream with wants to get into the coffee business. patrick dempsey is leading a group attempting to by tully's coffee. they filed for bankrupt cipro tex in october. tellly has 47 company run stores in washington and california and 58 licensed locations in the united states. is more than 500 employees work for tully's nationwide. dempsey says he is is excited about the chance to help hundreds of workers. a bankruptcy court hearing is set for january 11 in seattle so we'll see if mcdreamy ends up in the coffee business. >>> a new hampshire family became instant millionaires o
Dec 18, 2012 6:00am PST
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Dec 11, 2012 3:00am PST
and growing. growing in the suburbs. that's the latest trend in poverty. >> i'll give you an example. japan. i lived in japan five years and they had a very good early childhood education program. there's very limited class difference and i think that that has worked pretty well and, you know, bringing, everybody prepared to participate in the labor force. >> just bring this up, again, i think there are some people who don't watch the show regularly, but, of course, they heard that nick was coming on and like one direction. >> you should see my twitter, it's going wild. >> nick crikristof is on, my far was unemployed in the 1970s and $40 in mississippi, once a week, allowed him to buy groceries for his kids and put a tank of gas in the car. so, these programs, there are extremes and there are problems, but mike said, this won't break the country, but certainly destroying lives. >> there are, you know, blind kids who desperately need their families at home and that support makes a huge diffdiffer. the problem is when you have much more ambiguous situations and parents think they can gain the cy
Dec 5, 2012 8:00pm EST
in the presidency? increasing concentration of power. there's the catastrophe in japan. in the united states, they immediately want to say what's the president doing? what's he saying? what's the policy? what's the action. thirty years august, that would be a question, but it would not be a central question. presidents have the -- amazing what they can do. obama has more power than bush had, for instance. >> yet, i believe it's your view we know less about our presidents, less about the inner workings of the white house. why is that? is that our fault? >> well, it is, in part, our fault, and the managers in the white house get better and better and more skillful, and that it's a bearier -- barrier often, and god knows how much time i spent breaking down, breaking that log jam ?t white house saying i'm doing this book, i've got stories, i got memos. i got these notes to answer questions. it's not something where they are standing there on pennsylvania avenue saying to the reporters, come on, we're dying to have you hold us accountable for what we are doing. >> now, you do manage to break peop
Dec 10, 2012 11:00pm EST
of the war that ended with the united states, and power europe and japan on their backs to the u.s. dollar what as the international system currency did not make it a very vital it's not just fun to deal it's the settlement in world war ii and the superpower status in the international economy. the dominant party might be called regime party because they are able to use their political strength to carry forward the basic theme around which the political settlements were organized. jefferson's party looks to the blues and democracy expansion and the freedom and capitalism, fdr the themes of national regulation and internationalism and in this sense the united states has had a two-party system rather one-and-a-half party system assisting the regime party and the competitive forced to adapt is now on the position. the competitors in the 1840's that democrats after the civil war and the republicans in the postwar era won the national elections but only after accepting the legitimacy with the basic political fema established by the regime party. it's interesting to read the platforms and the de
Dec 10, 2012 7:00pm EST
for japan. there is something wrong with this picture. we'll have the details in a moment. please don't forget. free market capitalism is still the best path to prosperity. it may not entirely show itself in this fiscal cliff fix, but the fix may be coming. i'm kudlow. we'll be right back. try running four.ning a restaurant is hard, fortunately we've got ink. it gives us 5x the rewards on our internet, phone charges and cable, plus at office supply stores. rewards we put right back into our business. this is the only thing we've ever wanted to do and ink helps us do it. make your mark with ink from chase. >>> u.s. tax dollar funded battery marker a-123 systems is up for sale. the winning bid goes to -- china. so i asked was red china rising why u.s. taxpayers have to finance their battery companies. here's ann lee, author of "what the u.s. can learn from china," professor of nyu and visiting professor from beijing university and author kwof "death by china" and cnbc contributor. ann, let me go to you first. if we, the u.s. taxpayer and government are dumb enough to build a goofy batte
Dec 13, 2012 7:00pm EST
ask you about some other stuff. japan rising. europe stocks doing very well. china stocks having a bit of a comeback year. in other words, as a global guide, there are options to playing this fiscal cliff game here in new york. >> absolutely. you don't have to just trade the s&p 500. i mean, look at tonight, you're seeing australia up a third of a point. the japanese yen is doing very well. look at hong kong. if you want to take what the federal reserve did and apply it internationally, look at hong kong. their monetary policy is pegged to what the federal reserve does. but they have an inflation issue and their economy is tied to china. so if you buy something like ewh, the hong kong etf, all those stocks are priced in hong kong dollars. if the hong kong dollar is repegged, the ewh will go up as much as the repegging. >> what does that mean for the u.s. market? where are you on the u.s. market right now? >> you know, i think right now, probably to the end of year, if we can get some kind of movement on this fiscal cliff, you have a real potential for a pop, 3%, 4%, 5%. unfortunately,
Dec 18, 2012 4:00pm EST
for the 1460 level. japan is trading at the top range of a 6-day trend channel. we're looking for a break above that and uranium had a couple very good days. the last we saw was august and looking for a continued move higher and above the moving average. >> thank you very much. we'll be watching those events for tomorrow's trading session after a 150 point rally today. stay with us. to the best vacation spot on earth. (all) the gulf! it doesn't matter which of our great states folks visit. mississippi, alabama, louisiana or florida, they're gonna love it. shaul, your alabama hospitality is incredible. thanks, karen. love your mississippi outdoors. i vote for your florida beaches, dawn. bill, this louisiana seafood is delicious. we're having such a great year on the gulf, we've decided to put aside our rivalry. now is the perfect time to visit anyone of our states. the beaches and waters couldn't be more beautiful. take a boat ride, go fishing or just lay in the sun. we've got coastline to explore and wildlife to photograph. and there's world class dining with our world famous seafood. so for a
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Dec 26, 2012 3:00pm EST
have been very strong. china has been strong. mandy, you know, japan has been strong, and the banks have been strong. to me there's an underlying strength to the market when some of the bodyguards have been doing well so i think the market wants to do better. that having been said the fiscal cliff will turn out to be not a maxi deal but a mini deal and will clip the economy not by 1% but a 2% and a 60% chance something will get done but that's where we come out on it right now. a little bit harder hit to the economy. >> don't adjust your sets, everybody. this is what bob sounds like today. >> this is a different exchange here. >> not doing your imitation of david? >> what do you think that the seasonal factors are a major reason why the markets are holding up so well? if you look at the havens, gold, treasuries, for example, the dollar, there's no sign of panic in the haven. >> silver is down. you've seen a little bit of a lift in the vix, closer to 20. that's not bad, a normalization type of thing. treasuries have sold off a little bit. that means the patient is leaving the hospita
Dec 26, 2012 7:00pm EST
. breaking news now from the asian markets. japan's nikkei rising to its highest level since march of 2011. 21-month high. hope for actions from the central bank there. year-end bonus for big labor. national labor relations board stripped more protection for workers that don't want their monday wrip spent on politics. you don't knowones are yielding huge power in another way as the clock is ticking on the threatened strike that could shut down every port from maine to the texas gulf coast. once again, unions versus capitalism. here now is vincent, director of labor policy. good to have you here, vincent. >> thanks important having me on. >> so -- do i understand this correctly? if you are in a state that doesn't have right-to-work laws, you join a company that has a union shop and you have to pay dues and join the union. the money you spend on politics, i don't have to pay for that. has that changed now? is that something the labor relations board has done. make it a lot tougher to say i don't want to pay that. >> it has. one more example of the national labor relation board putting union
Dec 27, 2012 5:00pm EST
of days ago, the bank of japan released november policy meeting minutes which they came around, said, they need to ease more to impact the yen. overnight, the new prime minister, abe, said he was going to put a plan together, including currency intervention to specifically weaken the yen. i'm waiting for a bit of a pull back. we're trading at 86 the figure right now in dollar yen. i still want to be long dollar yen. i want to enter at $85.60 area, $85.50 area, a little bit of a pull back. i target $87.50 on the upside and input a stop down at $84.70 area, which has resistance there. >> what's your feeling about hitting $90 by the time the boj meeting in a couple of weeks? >> i would be a very, very fast move. i mean, we have to consider the other side of the dollar yen trade, which is the dollar, so, it really depends on what happens, you know, with the fiscal cliff, as well. whether, if we don't fall off the fiscal cliff, that are propel more dollar yen upside and if we do, i think yen will strengthen at least against the dollars because both are considered safe haven currencies. i
Dec 28, 2012 7:00pm EST
, housing market, china, japan. i would buy some things. >> guys, got to cut you off. larry, you'll get more time next time, promise. see you later, jim. >>> we're all over the fiscal fiasco. tune in to cnbc this sunday night. yep, we're working the weekend at cnbc, 8:00 p.m. eastern time for a cnbc special report "america's economy held hostage" because remember house of represent representatives called back into session sunday night. don't be too depressed. we did get good news today and it was important. a major strike that could have crippled the economy was at least delayed. we'll have those details coming up. she knows you like no one else. and you wouldn't have it any other way. but your erectile dysfunction - you know, that could be a question of blood flow. cialis tadalafil for daily use helps you be ready anytime the moment's right. you can be more confident in your ability to be ready. and the same cialis is the only daily ed tablet approved to treat ed and symptoms of bph, like needing to go frequently or urgently. tell your doctor about all your medical conditions and medication
Dec 26, 2012 8:00am PST
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Dec 29, 2012 9:00pm PST
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Dec 23, 2012 8:00am PST
with the video games but other western industrialized countries have those problems and have video culture. japan is at the cutting edge and don't allow access to military assault-style -- this is not about freedom but tyranny and destruction. >> this is what frustrates -- [ all talking at one ] >> the mental illness argument has been used to evade action. more guns and bullets, more dead children. we must, must regulate guns and i do think it's a tipping point moment. not just "the daily news" and "the new york post" but you're seeing pro-nra senators like senator manchin, senator warner, governor hickenlooper in colorado, others saying we must move, speed is of the essence. >> senator manchin said we have to consider everything. let me give grover a chance to respond to some of this now. >> look, the national rifle association represents a great number of americans and 20% will tell you in polls that they belong to the nra, and so one is a very important issue, one, we should support the first amendment, as well as the second amendment. i'm not sure -- some people's suggestions of censorship wo
Dec 10, 2012 1:00pm PST
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Dec 24, 2012 9:00am PST
this kind of gun violence in japan where video games run amok. we don't see this in other western civilized countries where the instance of mental illness seems to be about what in this the united states. there's one variable here, which is the prevalence of guns and the ability of -- now, somebody like nancy lanza, who seemingly had no evidence of mental illness and nothing prohibited her from getting it. could we require locks? there are -- to throw up our hands and say, well, we'll never prevent everything is to suggest somehow that we're helpless against do anything, and i think that's where this president -- even if he fails, thomas, even if he doesn't get anything across the goalline, he knows that health care started thanks to bill clinton. he pushed it over. if he pushes gun control in some fashion on assault weapons and doesn't get it done, believe me, that will be a positive part of his legacy whether he succeeds or not. >> last word to you. >> i mean, we have those laws in existence. i would suggest to you part of going to these kind of solutions, it creates a false security. we
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